name is Zac Sheehan and I am organizing a children’s fishing
derby on the Harvey Lake trails behind Coe Brown Northwood
Academy for my senior project on Saturday, September 8th,
10am-12 pm. The cost is $10 per child for registration. Please
go to: https://go.rallyup.com/zacsalzfishing-derby for registration
and more details. There will also be a bake sale, art sale,
raffles and prizes! ALL proceeds will be donated to The NH/MA
chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you!
Northwood Republican Committee is proud to welcome Terry Roy as
guest speaker at their Monday September 10 meeting . Terry Roy
is running for the Rockingham district 32 floaterial seat
previously held by Yvonne Dean-Bailey. Terry has proudly served
our country in the Army and is also a former law enforcement
officer. He is now retired and looking to serve his community
now as a NH State Representative . The Northwood Republican
meeting will be Monday September 10 at 7pm located in the
Northwood community center 135 Main Street . Please RSVP at
or call/text Cheryl Dean 603-344-2190.
Letter To The Editor
Don’t Skip the Primary!
Democratic ballot in my town has two contested positions. That
does NOT mean that you don’t need to vote on that ballot on
September 11th, my fellow undeclared voters. One of these is a
very important nomination for the future of NH. That’s the
Democratic candidate for governor.
am voting for Steve Marchand for governor on September 11th. For
some reason, after Steve had spent months meeting with NH voters
across the state, and talking about issues, another candidate
appeared, and was immediately endorsed by both our US Senators
and other members of the establishment of the party. While Steve
has been discussing the problems facing us as residents of NH
for over a year now, the other candidate doesn’t appear to have
much to tell voters about how she would lead the state
government in these trying times.
Steve’s positions radical? Not to me! They are solutions to the
many problems that face us as we deal with the political and
environmental messes around us. I won’t go into them here
because I have a word count to make, go to his website and/or
his Facebook campaign page and look for yourself. Go to hear him
in person. Do some homework! What I am voting for this year,
when I have such a choice on the ballot, are candidates who are
willing to speak up, define our problems clearly and honestly,
and suggest what we all need to do to change direction. That’s
Letter To The Editor
we can see, the board of selectmen is wasting no time installing
the new $18,000 gate for the highway dept. It will be interesting to
know how much we end up paying for it. They’re taking the money
from the transfer station expendable trust, money we taxpayers
earned through our recycling efforts, and yet they still refuse
to spend the $1,500 to finish our swap shop building.
This gate will not save the town any money, our new swap shop
will. What do we have to do to get that building finished? We
need insulation, plywood, and paint, plus one cupboard for
supplies. We have volunteers ready and waiting. We’ve been
waiting since March! If anyone has any ideas as to how we can
get the selectmen to release the $1,500 it will take to finish
the building, I’m grateful and eager to listen.
the meantime, we’re doing the best we can with what we’ve got,
but it’s difficult to see the new building sitting there and not
be using it.
Maybe we need to have another petition or a march on town hall.
I’m about out of ideas. We need a way to resolve this issue, and
not doing anything, which the selectmen want, is not an option.
When it’s time to vote this year, we need to remember all that’s
happened over the last few years and vote accordingly. Our
present board is an embarrassment to all of us. This time ask
questions, know who you’re voting for.
Need To Check Your Television --
It’s “Silent September” All Month Long On LRPA After Dark!
Classic Films from Hollywood’s Silent Era
This Weekend’s Feature: 1921’s “The Sheik”
Actions speak louder than words during the month of September on
LRPA After Dark! Join us each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30
p.m. for “Silent September,” as we pay homage to Hollywood’s
great silent film era.
Almost every genre of film -- action, comedy, romance, western,
horror, sci-fi -- can be traced back to the silent era that
began nearly 125 years ago and ran until the introduction of
“talkies” in the late 1920s. Many technical and artistic
elements that modern moviegoers take for granted, such as scene
continuity, close up shots, enhanced lighting and feature-length
films, were developed during this important time in the history
of cinema. Lakes Region Public Access Television is proud to
highlight some of the most interesting films of this period.
start the month off this weekend (September 7 & 8) with 1921’s
romantic desert adventure “The Sheik,” starring Rudolph
Valentino in the role that secured his status as a legendary
Hollywood sex symbol. While conducting business in the bustling
Algerian marketplace of Biskra, tribal prince Sheik Ahmed Ben
Hassan (Valentino) spots the visiting British adventuress Lady
Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres). She notices him and finds him
intriguing as well. That night, Diana disguises herself as
native dancing girl to attend an event that he is hosting at a
casino. When Ahmed realizes that she is the visiting foreigner,
he sends her away, but finds himself even more fascinated with
her beauty and fiery independence. Ahmed is the ruler of his
domain, and is used to getting what he wants. Upon learning that
Diana will be traveling in the Sahara accompanied only by a
local guide, Ahmed follows and overtakes Diana, carrying her
away her to his desert oasis. Ahmed treats Diana as he would any
other woman, demanding her respect and servitude and trying to
have his way with her, but she balks at his traditions and
recoils from his advances. Diana attempts to escape and puts
herself in great danger, but is rescued by none other than
Ahmed. The desert is a vast and treacherous place; who can Diana
trust? Perhaps the Sheik is not the brute that he seems?
“The Sheik” was an enormous hit with audiences around the world,
particularly women, who couldn’t get enough of Valentino’s good
looks, charisma and seductiveness. For the remainder of his
short career, Valentino played similar exotic lovers – a
nobleman, toreador, Russian lieutenant, Indian rajah. He was
perhaps the first in a long line of Hollywood mega-celebrities.
Valentino’s untimely death at age 31 drew nearly 100,000
mourners to the funeral home and led to frenzied riots on the
streets of New York. Witness “The Great Lover’s” magnetism for
yourself! Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for a
romantic adventure from the past.
Mark your calendars for LRPA’s entire Silent September lineup:
September 7 & 8: 1921’s “The Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino
September 14 & 15: Three Classic Comedy Shorts:
1921’s “Never Weaken,” starring Harold Lloyd
1921’s “The Play House,” starring Buster Keaton
1917’s “The Immigrant,” starring Charles Chaplin
September 21 & 22: 1919’s “Male and Female,” starring Gloria
September 28 & 29: 1913’s short “Suspense,” followed by 1920’s
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” starring John Barrymore
Coming in October: LRPA’s 3rd Annual “Shocktober” Filmfest!
Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club Annual Snowmobile
Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual
Snowmobile WaterCross races at Lake Shore Farm in Northwood, NH
on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. There’s lots going on this
year still, so bring your family and lawn chairs and get ready
for some great fun or load up your sled and participate.
Adults $8.00, kids 12 and under FREE, NCP Food trailer, club
memberships and apparel and also a swap meet. Visit our website
for more details and guidelines on this event. A reminder how
much we appreciate our landowners and are always looking for new
members. Hope to see you there!!
Gates open @7am, registration 8-9:30am, racing starts at 10am
Letter To The Editor
knew that something was afoot in the Trump-o-sphere when a
Republican friend of mine began to talk about “socialist”
Democrats a week or so ago, when we bumped into each other at
Since he is about my age, I quickly pointed out that Social
Security and Medicare are both government-orchestrated
programs for everybody. And he said that he wasn’t about
to stop participating in those, in spite of their “lefty” lean.
the next several days, as the primaries approached, I heard
various right-of-center pundits slipping this label –
socialist – into their descriptions of Democratic candidates. Of
course, none of these candidates have adopted this descriptor,
preferring is some cases to call themselves “progressives,” but
not “socialists.” Not even “democratic socialists,” a term used
by Bernie Sanders.
that’s where my friend’s use of this term was coming from. Too
much Faux News.
for my political stripes, as I have aged – and as a long-serving
member of the Northwood Budget Committee – I find myself
becoming more fiscally conservative. Trying to give as much
thought to how things might be paid for as to how important they
are to have.
on social and economic issues, I want more equality. You know
the phrase, “with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of
Allegiance claims that we have this. I think that we have a way
call me a liberal – “someone who looks ahead and not behind, who
welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, who cares about the
welfare of people – their health, their housing, their schools,
their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties. If
that is what is meant by a ‘liberal,’ then I’m proud to say I’m
a liberal.” Paraphrased from John F. Kennedy, Profiles in
Candidate for Rockingham Co. House District 32
Letter To The Editor
Back to school!
feels like another summer flew by and we came to grips with the
fact that our oldest was now a 3rd grader and our youngest would
be joining his brother on the bus as he starts kindergarten. We
had all the same emotions that we shared when our oldest took
that first bus ride, but we had some comfort in knowing we have
an amazing bus driver that stepped up when we most needed
someone to step up last year, along with the rest of the fleet
of drivers that stepped up. We also received reassurance
from teachers and staff at the Northwood School that they would
keep an eye on our son and that he would be in good hands. They
were so excited to go to school today and it’s easy to see why.
This is exactly what community is all about. This is
exactly what we hope for in our schools. It was great to hear so
much enthusiasm from the administration, staff and teachers at
the meet and greet. It was great to hear about all of the
professional development that occurred over the summer. That can
only lead to continued improvements in the classroom and for the
long term with our kids. I look forward to another great year
and can’t say it enough how great it is to have such dedicated
group of educators working in our community.
Ryan and Amy Hanavan